Wave Alchemy has (re)released 808 Tape, a free sample library featuring samples from the Roland TR-808.
808 Tape by Wave Alchemy serves up over 300 drum samples from the classic TR-808 drum machine. Previously only available to early adopters of our Syncussion Drums library, 808 Tape is now available as a free download to all!
All drums have been recorded directly to 1/4” analogue tape via a Studer A80 Mk1 tape machine with each sound boasting multiple saturation settings!
808 Tape features
318 24-bit 100% royalty free tape drum hits.
87 kick drum samples.
90 snare drums.
39 hi hats.
60 percussion hits including clap, clave, cowbell & crash.
Clean, saturated and driven variations of each sound.
Tape 808 is available as a free download for all registered Wave Alchemy users.
Wave Alchemy has released Tribal & Tech, a collection of tribal infused tech house rhythms and authentic percussive ensembles.
Here you will find over 600MB of finely crafted tribal house grooves, tech house tops, groove layering tools and live percussive workouts!
All included mixed percussion loops and live performances have been captured using high end recording equipment, pre-amps and microphones. Raw recordings have been carefully edited, creatively mixed, intricately processed and layered to provide an up-to-date and current sounding collection…
In addition to the percussive loops are a wealth of groovy tech house tops and add-on loops, intelligently produced vocal cuts, dusty groove assist tools, floor-filling kicks and much more!
Tribal & Tech House features
610MB of sample content (1.6GB inc additional formats).
132 top loops – intricately programmed kick free add-ons including tech house tops, jackin percussive rhythms and organic house grooves.
125 mixed percussion and tribal house loops – creatively mixed live percussion jams, tribal stomps and full African drum ensembles…all produced to perfection.
128 raw percussion loops – unprocessed live percussion loops including hand drums, conga, sabar and djembe.
77 groove assist loops & layering tools – enhance existing loops or add extra movement to a full groove. Including tempo-synced and heavily processed field recordings, warped vocals, ambience loops and organic sound effects.
75 shakers & stick loops – featuring a wealth of both African and Latin shakers, sticks and heavily layered loops, perfect for mixing under your beats to add a little movement!
40 bonus kick grooves & processed drum loops.
All loops have been recorded at a tempo of 127 BPM.
Tribal & Tech House is available to purchase for £27.95 GBP. A free demo sample pack is available for registered users (free).
Wave Alchemy has announced a Summer Sale, offering 20% off its sample libraries for a limited time.
As a special thank you for your continuous support throughout 2010/2011 we have decided to drop our prices for a limited time period. So for 2 weeks only we are offering 20% off our entire product range!
Be sure you grab yourself a bargain online at Wave Alchemy before we pull the plug on this no-brainer sale! Our special summer sample library offer is available between 15th and 29th of July 2011.
Wave Alchemy has released Tape KPR-77, a free sample pack featuring over 280 drum samples (recorded directly to ¼ inch analogue tape) from the Korg KPR-77 drum machine.
The KPR-77 was originally manufactured by Korg in the early 1980’s and was advertised as a cheaper alternative to Roland’s successful TR-606 drum machine. Surprisingly this quirky little analogue machine is capable of producing quite powerful drum sounds, we are especially fond of the t oms, snares and claps!
Tape KPR-77 contains three pre-mapped drum kit patches for use with Kontakt 2, 3, & 4 and Battery 3. Each kit makes use of extensive velocity layering, round robin sample playback and choke groups which in turn capture the quirkiness and expressiveness of the original unit.
Tape KPR-77 is available as a free download for all Wave Alchemy customers (registration required).
Tech House and Minimal – A true exploration into ground breaking Tech Minimalism, chunky house beats, minimal bass grooves, twisted synth lines, and a huge selection of original drum hits, sound effects and multi-sampled analogue synths!
Deep Tech And Progressive – After countless hours of creative sound design and technical wizardry we are extremely proud to present our finest library to date – Deep Tech & Progressive, an intricate fusion of hypnotic synth lines, deep progressive grooves and driving tech house beats…
Wave Alchemy Electro Collection – Originally designed as accompanying sample packs, Electro House Underground and Electro House Progressions offer an extensive and ultimately complete collection of drum loops, synth hits and royalty free sound effects samples ideal for top-flight electro house and progressive production.
SFX Collection Vol 1 – Wave Alchemy’s third release, SFX Collection 01, offers over 1.5GB of 24-bit 100% royalty free sound effects samples, created using the very finest of vintage and new age electronic equipment.
These selected Wave Alchemy libraries are available from Loopmasters at a 15% discount until May 13th, 2011.
Wave Alchemy has announced the release of Syncussion Drums, a collection of electronic drum samples from the extremely rare Pearl Syncussion SY-1 analogue drum synthesizer.
With careful programming the Syncussion SY-1 is capable of producing a huge palette of percussive sounds, powerful kicks and experimental sound effects which have a unique vintage character inherent to its quirky design and seriously raw sounding oscillators.
Wave Alchemy Syncussion Drums supplies forward-thinking producers with a unique collection of vintage electronic drum samples combined with up-to-the-minute processed drum hits to inspire your latest music productions, whatever style or genre of music you produce.
839 drum sounds recorded to 1/4” tape via a Studer A80 Mk1 tape machine.
162 unprocessed kick drum samples including cone-melting subs, snappy clicks and enormous bass drums.
74 beautifully processed kick drum sounds making use of our extensive outboard collection.
16 creatively layered kicks and huge subs.
148 carefully recorded round robin sample variations.
158 percussion hits and wired tones.
134 blips, glitch and creative noise hits.
71 gritty SP-12 drum sounds including twisted percussion and lo-fi hits.
95 tom samples covering deep to disco and everything in between.
48 stereo and searing SFX sounds.
104 additional layered snare drum and hi hat samples. Snares and hats are not the Syncussion’s strongest point so we decided to include a huge bonus collection of punchy snares and silky hats which make use our full gear list.
63 ‘ready to play’ and carefully mapped drum kits including sampler patches for Battery, Kontakt, NI Maschine, Reason NNXT, Halion, EXS24 and SFZ.
Ableton Live 7+ Pack including 57 Drum Racks and 63 Sampler Instruments.
6 multi patch arrays, each offered in a variety of key labelled pitches and designed to be played as musical patches.
6 Page Syncussion Drums Booklet about the history of the instrument and the making of the library. Download Here.
Syncussion Drums is available to purchase for £19.95 GBP.
Purchase Syncussion Drums during April 2011 and receive a free drum sample pack which includes 318 Roland TR-808 drum sounds which have been recorded to analogue tape at 3 different saturation levels!
Just a little reminder that you only have 3 days left to join the Moving music production contest.
To be honest I am not entirely sure if I will have internet access to check the latest entries in the next few days as I will be moving my internet/TV gear over to my new home over the weekend. Hopefully my provider has set thing up like they said they would… yeah…
Anyway, if you still would like a chance to win some fabulous prizes from DNR Collaborative, CableGuys, Synapse Audio, Wave Alchemy, and Soniccouture, then get started now.
As I am preparing to relocate my family to a new house this March, the subject of “moving” has been on my mind a lot lately.
Moving is about putting things in motion. Besides the obvious physical aspect, there can be quite an emotional side to moving as well. Seemed like a suitable theme for a music production contest.
Most of you would probably join the contest for the fun of it, but it doesn’t hurt to have some nice prizes, right? I am pleased to say there are lots of goodies to be won this time around.
The following list is in no particular order (as winners each get to pick their choice from the prize pot, per the contest rules below).
Three downloads of your choice from Wave Alchemy, the sound design outfit responsible for some of the best electronic drum sample libraries around.
DUNE, Synapse Audio‘s new flagship “differential unison engine” synthesizer instrument for Windows and Mac. A copy of the slightly older yet still venerable and duly popular Hydra multi-model synth is also on offer.
$500 USD store credit at Soniccouture, the established company behind many unusual & unique sample libraries such as Glass Works, The Skiddaw Stones, Balinese Gamelan, (Xtended) Piano, and the upcoming Ondes Martenot.
Berlin-based Cableguys contributes a total of 4 prizes from its exciting line of audio plug-ins. Single licenses for Curve, FilterShaper 2 & VolumeShaper 2, plus the complete Cableguys Bundle.
A two year all-inclusive subscription account at DNR Collaborative, which gives access to the entire product catalog + 2 years worth of new products. On top of that three randomly picked contestants will receive a Transitions Bundle.
Yes, that’s no less than 12 prizes to be won!
Although this is not a sample remix contest I still made sample pack for those who enjoy working with loops. The download includes 24 .wav samples (24bit), both melodic and beats. You can preview & download individual files from the SoundCloud player below, or download the complete pack here (47.9MB RAR archive).
Please make sure to read the contest rules below carefully. Good luck, and have fun!
The contest deadline is set to April 3rd.
Compose a song with the following theme: “Moving”. There are no specific rules on how to incorporate the theme, be creative.
Your entry must be written specifically for this contest.
A free sample pack is available to download for those who enjoy working with samples. Use of these samples is not required. You may process/manipulate the sample(s) in any way you like.
Upload your entry to SoundCloud and share it to the contest group before April 3, 2011, 11.59pm CET. One entry per contestant allowed.
Confirm your entry by email (no longer accepting entries)
In order to be eligible to win, contestants are required to vote for their top 5 within a week after the contest deadline. Contestants will be contacted to submit their votes. Note: you cannot vote for your own entry.
Winners choose a prize from the prize pool in order of placement (1st place winner picks first, then 2nd, etc.). All prizes are granted at the discretion of rekkerd.org. Some prizes may be subject to specific conditions imposed by the sponsor (e.g. NFR licenses).
The terms of this contest are subject to change and may be amended without prior notice.
Congratulations to 3ee for winning the contest! Winners will be contacted regarding their prize soon. The three randomly picked winners of the Transitions Bundles from DNR Collaborative are Max Lunau, Pumaman, and Diego G.
Well done everyone, thanks for taking part and hope to see again at the next contest!